FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:52:12 -0800AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: What a shot by Leander Paes!http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf73d05e375b4a1c800247bcf62ba916MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It'll likely go down as the shot of the tournament, and a big hit on video sites everywhere — Leander Paes' incredible behind-the-back volley during an Australian Open mixed doubles semifinal Friday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf73d05e375b4a1c800247bcf62ba916Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:19:52 GMTGas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/316a27a91479498ea1fe84abfb5f1811MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsHealthExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/316a27a91479498ea1fe84abfb5f1811Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:07:49 GMTLakers stop 9-game skid, edge Bulls in double OT 123-118http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23c730e6bc394677a5a6029564e4294aLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Hill scored 26 points and forced the second overtime with a clutch jumper, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their nine-game losing streak in thrilling fashion with a 123-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23c730e6bc394677a5a6029564e4294aFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:43:09 GMTNASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to windshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e06c38b02a6b4bb59730e4542d5a31a1VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.aScienceSpace launchesSpace explorationMilitary facilitiesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e06c38b02a6b4bb59730e4542d5a31a1Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:50:07 GMTNBA in expanded digital partnership with China's Tencenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/addc2b70a53c414c8fbf4f3f024a1c7cBEIJING (AP) — The National Basketball Association is forming its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangements with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., the league said Friday.fBusinessSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/addc2b70a53c414c8fbf4f3f024a1c7cFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:45:12 GMTProsecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566cfdd5d012478dbcea478282401f7fFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence — Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed — as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports transactionsSports businessViolent crimeLaw and orderCollege sportsEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566cfdd5d012478dbcea478282401f7fFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:01:33 GMT3 Hawks, Durant and Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55c200e2ea934b84a463803b29bd3450NEW YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA All-Star GameMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasPortlandClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaineTennesseehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55c200e2ea934b84a463803b29bd3450Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:41:14 GMTCardinals' Peterson wins Madden Bowl over Eagles' McCoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41fa05178c3849f3b8f55c94e125d794SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain drenched the Madden Bowl party but didn't keep partygoers from being glued to the action on screens and mingling with the NFL stars in attendance.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsCelebrityFootballEventsEntertainmentArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41fa05178c3849f3b8f55c94e125d794Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:55:01 GMTSurvivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a835ef8c832749fdad99687df4d882a2MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsHealthExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a835ef8c832749fdad99687df4d882a2Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:15:36 GMTAPNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a6711312784b2581a1c819972e60b5ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismIntelligence agenciesArrestsMilitant groupsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWar and unrestImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a6711312784b2581a1c819972e60b5Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:10:41 GMTPhilippines mourn 44 police commandos; terror suspect huntedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf34ed71db3447819154a1b3ea795d84MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos.iGeneral newsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf34ed71db3447819154a1b3ea795d84Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:40:51 GMT35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a0bbe26713b4d4998d9946f4be0fbf6NEW YORK (AP) — Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a0bbe26713b4d4998d9946f4be0fbf6Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:17 GMTLAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/447897f037ba4a4686e8945d8d6943c8LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/447897f037ba4a4686e8945d8d6943c8Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:13:58 GMTLawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76e43e8f5b9436e82de6b8edeeaa22fCOMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76e43e8f5b9436e82de6b8edeeaa22fFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:14:46 GMTBuilder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6950e07b0b3456ab23d5fc0c67db1bbATLANTA (AP) — Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday.By RAY HENRYfBusinessProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6950e07b0b3456ab23d5fc0c67db1bbFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:32:50 GMTIslamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df544b895b344729888248fd323c9d9cTOKYO (AP) — Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeWar and unrestKidnappingGovernment and politicsCrimeAmmanJordanTurkeyJapanIraqSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df544b895b344729888248fd323c9d9cFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:21:40 GMTSharks use 5-goal second to beat Ducks 6-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aaa350d09b44ae591f82dc300f89f9aSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Marleau, Barclay Goodrow and James Sheppard each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks used a five-goal second period to beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Thursday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aaa350d09b44ae591f82dc300f89f9aFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:20:16 GMTLander's 1st goal of season leads Edmonton over Buffalo, 3-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a101f50db2874c999e12533bd9cf2becEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anton Lander's first goal of the season was the game winner and he added two assists as the Edmonton Oilers won the battle of bottom-dwelling teams, 3-2 over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaEdmontonCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a101f50db2874c999e12533bd9cf2becFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:34:50 GMTPakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efdee36cd01242a8855383a1eec75c30KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsAfghanistanPakistanCentral AsiaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efdee36cd01242a8855383a1eec75c30Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:14:54 GMTPowell scores 23 to lead UCLA past No. 11 Utah 69-59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7daad0fdafbf4657ba706a8374e4d544LOS ANGELES (AP) — In need of a signature win to bolster a sagging NCAA tournament resume, UCLA looked for leadership from its lone senior starter.By KYLE GLASERsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsUtahLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7daad0fdafbf4657ba706a8374e4d544Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:29:23 GMTSome businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl namehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a1176e186c44e5904e51c9d45e572ePHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.By TERRY TANGaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballTrademarksEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessFootballIntellectual propertyPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a1176e186c44e5904e51c9d45e572eFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:44:31 GMTMinnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2070fbacd623405b8c5deba57b44315bMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsConspiracyLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsCoups d'etatPolitical activismCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesGambiaUnited StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisWest AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2070fbacd623405b8c5deba57b44315bFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:43:32 GMTAP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b338ffb70f1b4130a1a4b9054fde36c8NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b338ffb70f1b4130a1a4b9054fde36c8Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:19:30 GMTHarrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to 69-53 win over Mizzouhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/147cd19c50f1479e9ef6824047a1c1b0COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The way his team rolled over Missouri when they met a couple weeks ago, Kentucky coach John Calipari anticipated the Tigers throwing a few haymakers in the rematch.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMissouriColumbiaKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/147cd19c50f1479e9ef6824047a1c1b0Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:22:05 GMTMeet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security checkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f3bdb231a024014a9467eb1667e29b4LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.By WILSON RINGaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityMunicipal governmentsLegislatureGovernment and politicsSeniorsGovernment business and financeLocal governmentsVermontRutlandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f3bdb231a024014a9467eb1667e29b4Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:10:51 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2733885500fe485abd271bccdd60ae2eToday is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaLegislatureCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomUnited StatesJapanGermanyEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2733885500fe485abd271bccdd60ae2eFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:03 GMTPrice, Pacioretty lift Canadiens to 1-0 win over Rangershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e35fada87584bafa834e878f7737aeaNEW YORK (AP) — Carey Price had an early feeling that one goal might be enough to settle the latest matchup between his Montreal Canadiens and longtime Original Six foe, the New York Rangers.By IRA PODELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkNew York CityMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e35fada87584bafa834e878f7737aeaFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:00:30 GMTAsia stocks mostly higher after Japan data shows improvementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f5b2284ebaa459cbf1c3778bf78603eHONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after economic data suggested Japan is pulling out of recession while Chinese shares fell ahead of a manufacturing report.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanChinaEast AsiaHong KongAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f5b2284ebaa459cbf1c3778bf78603eFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:35:50 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddf51dbdf6f4cb4a0d3b3976b71e243Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddf51dbdf6f4cb4a0d3b3976b71e243Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:33:55 GMTFederal prosecutors drop 2 dozen stash house sting chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b89bd0e1c95a4cf395dc6b416c18ed88CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRace and ethnicityArrestsCrimeNational courtsTheftSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b89bd0e1c95a4cf395dc6b416c18ed88Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:31:22 GMTTaliban claim Kabul attack that killed 3 Americans, 1 Afghanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6050fa13184c4a63bf5a7e614858802cKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan man.By AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6050fa13184c4a63bf5a7e614858802cFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:08:02 GMTLakers stop 9-game skid, beat Bulls 123-118 in double OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3e8c24f807408883ccc3b43d7846d7LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3e8c24f807408883ccc3b43d7846d7Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:26:34 GMTSales call leads to rescue of beaten Oregon womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d531de57ec6444689c61ea5eead41dcLEBANON, Ore. (AP) — A lucky sales call from a Las Vegas, Nevada, company led deputies to rescue a 33-year-old Oregon woman who was being beaten and strangled, a sheriff says.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d531de57ec6444689c61ea5eead41dcFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:53:44 GMTExpert notes officers' threat perception in fatal shootingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/323c8a37fa8d47b8b15feaa525b477b4DENVER (AP) — It's unclear how a Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl was hurt, but an academic expert on police use of force says the threat perceived by the officer is critical in determining whether the shooting was justified.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/323c8a37fa8d47b8b15feaa525b477b4Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:29:29 GMTA timeline of Suge Knight's legal and medical troubleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b220ba0ab674ddf8f6cb5bb9542c0a4A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years:By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b220ba0ab674ddf8f6cb5bb9542c0a4Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:52:06 GMTRio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe06c231c4b942d0aed82f1817418692RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands with her stepfather and a cousin. The next day, a 9-year-old boy was shot dead at a swimming pool. Soon after, it was a 21-year-old mother of two who was killed by another stray bullet while sitting with a child in her lap.By BRAD BROOKS and YESICA FISCHiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestCrimeBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe06c231c4b942d0aed82f1817418692Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:12:59 GMTAP PHOTOS: Pinata-making art lives on in Mexican familyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e208fbad7b84ecab3176025005150c9MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican party isn't complete without a piñata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the papier-mache figures to later be stuffed with candies and broken open with a stick or club.By REBECCA BLACKWELLiBusinessGeneral newsHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e208fbad7b84ecab3176025005150c9Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:46:25 GMTOregon snowpack at record lowshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2781f1c9a78245ac81fa7adcbf5c3297GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOregonGrants PassUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2781f1c9a78245ac81fa7adcbf5c3297Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:09:20 GMTMattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72ddd2f235c49b18250b9c2a85a7758MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72ddd2f235c49b18250b9c2a85a7758Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:47:41 GMTStars beat Senators 6-3 in Spezza's return to Ottawahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/024e44df56774d73ac8e66312dc17038OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jamie Benn scored two goals, and the Stars beat the Senators 6-3 on Thursday night in Jason Spezza's first game in Ottawa since he was traded to Dallas in the offseason.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/024e44df56774d73ac8e66312dc17038Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:56:28 GMTFederal prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a32d44754e640a68d10686d3b8f6f28CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRace and ethnicityArrestsCrimeNational courtsTheftSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a32d44754e640a68d10686d3b8f6f28Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:45:16 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f78c5ba87844ec691a82fae6fbf817bYour Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideBy The Associated PresssSportsSports mediaProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f78c5ba87844ec691a82fae6fbf817bFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:03:15 GMTShattenkirk lifts Blues past Predators in shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96c7aabe5b864be8b53c74f3fbed61aaST. LOUIS (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.By NATE LATSCHsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96c7aabe5b864be8b53c74f3fbed61aaFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:27:52 GMTSabonis, Karnowski lead No. 3 Gonzaga past Portland 64-46http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32e9baac4cdc4dda90b1011746c33a6fSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 13 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 Gonzaga beat Portland 64-46 on Thursday night, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 37 games dating to 2012.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32e9baac4cdc4dda90b1011746c33a6fFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:27:04 GMTSmart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd02ce48a94a4359a22bfc4e592add53NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 14 percent in aftermarket trading. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd02ce48a94a4359a22bfc4e592add53Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:53:45 GMTEgypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b30db4e877154e70923bcb6351a08a30EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesSocial mediaImprovised explosivesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTerrorismOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b30db4e877154e70923bcb6351a08a30Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:30 GMTFeds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecrafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122bcb2e59d5413ebc57b6f771fbb6e1WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesArrestsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaWest Palm BeachUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122bcb2e59d5413ebc57b6f771fbb6e1Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:03:10 GMTEkman-Larsson's floating goal sparks Coyotes over Leafs 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7ca02c86f443278213e86fa3fbae08TORONTO (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson's unlikely goal was a light moment in a difficult season for the Arizona Coyotes. It also was a rough break for Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsArizonaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7ca02c86f443278213e86fa3fbae08Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:14:10 GMTOn Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular foodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91744be070344dad939ff920c63e520fCHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.aFood and drinkGeneral newsSportsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91744be070344dad939ff920c63e520fFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:17:16 GMTDubnyk helps Wild blank Flames 1-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/530a0c6a071a4c58931d0510d6c46113CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Zach Parise scored in the first period and Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a big 1-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/530a0c6a071a4c58931d0510d6c46113Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:21:34 GMT